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Gary Busey

I Got 300 VHS Tapes to My Name

... and 5 Pairs of Moccasins

2/16/2012 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Gary Busey
has virtually no money left from his once-thriving Hollywood career -- but he has amassed an impressive collection of worthless junk ... including a bounty of cassette tapes and broken instruments ... this according to new docs obtained by TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Busey recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy ... and according to new docs Gary filed in federal bankruptcy court, Gary says he owes $508,600.96 in various debts.

According to the docs, Busey claims his main creditor is Uncle Sam ... admitting he stiffed the government out of $451k in state and federal taxes from 1998 to 2009.

Problem is ... Gary claims he only has $26,225 in personal assets ... including $1,200 in various bank accounts and a $7,000 security deposit with his landlord. Gary then lists EVERYTHING he owns ... including:

Entertainment -- 2 tvs, DVD player, old large tape recorder, small tape recorder, boom box, bookends, 50 hardback books, 100 compact discs, 300 VHS tapes, 100 DVDs, 200 cassette tapes.

Art -- painting of an Indian, old bull's head, 5 pairs of old moccasins, 2 small decorative teepees, 4 clay vases, Indian style bowls, small figurine of bald eagle, old bows and arrows.

More Native American Stuff -- Fabric strap with an attached eagle talon, beaded necklace with an attached arrowhead, bolero necklace with black and white ying/yang pendant.

Random Crap -- broken pellet gun, Rollerblades, 2 old surf boards, boogie board, old mountain bike, old Nikon film camera.

Instruments -- electric guitar, Collings SJ acoustic guitar, 12 string Guild acoustic guitar, Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, amplifier, J200 acoustic Gibson guitar, 2 tambourines.

Gary also says he rents a storage unit, in which he keeps old electronics, personal documents, Mother's furniture/piano and old broken drum sets.

In the docs, Gary says he still makes $19,730.71 per month ... but he SPENDS more than $22k per month on things like living expenses and daycare for his newborn son.

Gary's rep tells TMZ, Gary  "is following the example of many successful buisiness people such as Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney, Donald Trump, Francis Ford Coppola, Larry King, and many more Americans who have also utilized the tool of Bankruptcy to gain a fresh start."

The rep adds, "Remember, the Buseyism for FAILING is: Finding An Important Lesson Inviting Needed Growth."

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